Creating Drama in writing is a factor which will help you improve your writing standards and also to keep the reader engaged and interested in your stories. Creating drama is not necessarily to add unnecessary adverbs and adjectives that make the reader want a dictionary. Creating drama means that the content will capture interest and appraise from the reader.
Below I have listed several ways through which you can create drama in your writing:
Keeping Emotions in Control
When writing a story, keep in mind that you keep the emotions of the characters in control. Many writers exaggerate the emotions of the characters. This property of the characters make them alien to the readers since no one in real life acts as the characters in the story act. Keep it natural. There are a hell lot of other factors that can create the element of sadness in the story than a girl who is weeping and crying like a child and giving useless arguments to prove herself right.
Usage of witty words
In the above title, “Usage of witty word” notice that the first letter of the last two words (witty, words) is same. This is a simple trick used by writers to make the readers like the content unconsciously. This trick or ‘Usage of Witty Words’ is beautifully applied in the second line of the poem: She walks in Beauty, like the Night by Lord Byron:
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies
You can see that the words cloudless and climes both start with c just as the words starry and skies start with c. This is called Alliteration.
Similes and Metaphors
Similes and Metaphors are very alike. They also play a very fun role in making the content dramatic. Similes are comparisons that are made by using the word like or as. Metaphors are very less different from Similes as the only difference between them is that metaphors lack the word like or as. Lets look at some examples of Similes of Metaphors:
“The Bad Guy was as big as Minotaur and looked of about the same strength.”
“The Chief was as wise as an owl and the was respected in the area.”
“The Bad Guy proved a lion in the fight.”
“The Chief’s decision was a stamp on the
Personification is the treatment of a non-human character as a human. This is done by relating human attitude to non-human attitudes. It is a human attitude to dance. Yet if we say that: “The sun rays were dancing beneath the canopy.” The meaning becomes clear that the rays were being reflected at different angles and were filling the area beneath the canopy with light after being filtered through the leaves. You can relate literally any human attitude to non-human attitude.
“The great flood began gulping down the village.”
“The engine wheezed its last cough and the vehicle came to a standstill.”
“The bushes were begging for rain.”
If you have used Photoshop, you can easily get some idea of how layering helps to generate a high-quality graphic. Layering in writing is a little different from layering in Photoshop. While writing. We do layering by Imagery. We consider ourselves right inside the scene and try to write what sensations would we sense at the time. The sensations include the Five Big Senses and also senses such as hunger, temperature etc. Different writers use different sequences of the senses in their imagery layering.
The use of vivid words can also heighten the effect of the writer but too much vividness or difficulty will result in: the reader struggling to get the meaning. But light vividness of words can make the mind of the reader feel the same feelings that the writer wanted to produce. It is much better to say ‘Searing’ than simply ‘very hot’. Vividness is usually unnecessary and useless if you are writing a book for kids.
I hope you liked this article and will be able to create drama in your writings. If you have any suggestions, comments or you have any other way by which we can create drama in our writing. Don’t forget to tell me about it in the comment box.